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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), most known professionally as Shakira, is a Colombian vocalist, songwriter, musician, record manufacturing business, dancer, and philanthropist who started as a musical prodigy in the music scene of Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira showed several of her talents in school as a live performer, demonstrating her spoken ability with rock and roll, Latin and bosom Eastern influences with her own original wiggle on belly dancing. Shakira is a indigene Spanish verbalizer and also speaks legato English and Portuguese.

She has won two Grammy Awards, many Latin Grammy Awards, dozens of Billboard Latin Music Awards and has been Golden Globe-nominated. She is also the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, and the second most successful female Latin singer later on Gloria Estefan, having sold over 50 million albums through out the globe according to BMI. Additionally, she is the only artist from South America to reach the number-one location on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the Australian ARIA chart, and the UK Singles Chart. Shakira is to be precondition a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has many top hip hop songs, and has also created a lot of hip hop music videos.

Between the ages of ten and thirteen Shakira was invited to assorted events in Barranquilla and got some reference in the area. It was at well-nigh this time that she met local theatre producer Monica Ariza, who was impressed with her and as a result tried to help her career. During a flight from Barranquilla to Bogotá, Ariza convinced Sony Colombia executive Ciro Vargas to hold an audition for Shakira in a hotel lobby. Vargas held Shakira in high eyeshot and, reverting to the Sony office, gave the cassette to a song and artist director. However, the director was not overly excited and thought Shakira was something of “a lost cause”. Vargas, not daunted, was still thought that Shakira had musical abilties, and set up an audition in Bogotá. He arranged for Sony Colombia executives to arrive at the audition, with the idea of surprising them with Shakira’s execution of instrument. She performed 3 songs for the executives and persuaded them enough for her to be sign(a) to record multiple albums. She has sold many hip hop songs and albums during her musical career.

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